NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of Fast Company's prestigious Innovation by Design Awards were announced today, live on FastCoDesign.com. All of the finalists are highlighted in the October issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands on Sept. 20.
The Innovation by Design Awards program, now in its fifth year, honors the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today's business problems. This year's judging panel, which was once again comprised of the world's best design minds, selected the finalists from more than 1,700 international submissions across 11 categories—the most ever. Honorees include big-name brands like Facebook and Target, design firms like Ideo and Pentagram, and emerging companies like Kinduct and d.light.
Fast Company's October issue celebrates world-changing design, highlighting companies like L'Oreal, which is helping consumers monitor their sun exposure with its wearable My UV Patch; Oculus and Microsoft, which delivered virtual and augmented reality to the marketplace after billions in investment; Nike, which created self-lacing shoes inspired by Marty McFly; Dyson, which produced the world's most highly-engineered blow dryer; Planned Parenthood, which worked with Ideo to reimagine the patient experience; and many more.
About Fast Company: Fast Company is one of the world's leading business media brands, with an editorial focus on creativity and innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc. and can be found online at fastcompany.com.
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